VH1 is not quite ready to let go of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
Apparently, the network met with the producers with the intention of canceling the show, but the producers pretty much sold their soul to get the show back on the air.
Kidding aside, the network’s 180 was down to the fact the producers promised the show would be filled with a lot of drama now that T.I and Tiny are divorcing.
In December, Tiny filed for divorce from T.I. after six years of marriage. Viewers were not impressed that it was foreshadowed by the couple filming most of Season 5 separately.
We are now hearing that part of the deal included the couple shooting more scenes together. That is not entirely a bad thing.
Viewers love to watch the drama unfold on reality TV so that could result in increased ratings for the show. The show has never reached the mass appeal or recognition of the Love & Hip Hop franchise.
Apparently, Tiny is in no rush to finalize the divorce, so this could be the proof VH1 needed that there is going to be a lot of drama ahead for the pair.
It’s unclear whether the new season will continue to go for bigger episode orders, or if the network opted for a shorter order to judge how audiences react to the new dynamics.
T.I. and Tiny kicked off their relationship way back in 2001. They got married in 2010 and have three children together.
The pair will be ecstatic about the renewal.
The show will help keep both of them in the public eye, and they will probably get a lot more recognition now that they’re going the divorce route.
Hey, they need to do something to keep them being talked about.
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